Plan Your Memorial Day Weekend: May 27 to 31, 2021

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Sunday, May 30, 2021

  • Run Houston! at University of Houston-Clear Lake | Virtual Option – Lace up your running shoes for a return to the finishing line as the Run Houston! series gets underway with an in-person 10K, 5K, and Kids K, along with virtual options for those who feel more comfortable running their own course. Registration starts at $50 for 5K and all virtual races; $60 for 10K; $40 for Kids K. Start times are staggered from 7am to 7:30am; runners will have the chance to sign up for their time the week of the race.
  • Eat Up Houston by HTX Market in Northside | No Cover – At this bi-weekly, food-forward market, visitors can explore artisan booths and grab bites from some of Houston’s tastiest food vendors, including Muiishi’s, Acai Brasil, Cassava Kitchen, and Bovine & Barley. 11am to 4pm.
  • Bark In the Park and Bellaire Open Air Market at Evelyn’s Park | No Cover – Shop from local vendors at a monthly artisan and small business market that you can enjoy with your pup, or bring one home from rescue organizations on site at Evelyn’s Park. Noon to 4pm.
  • Tacos for America at Southern Star Brewing Co. Spend your afternoon enjoying live music, a market of local vendors, kids activities, and multiple taco trucks competing to be the best taco in H-Town at this tasty event in Conroe. $7 for general admission. Noon to 7pm.
  • Memorial Day Weekend Rooftop Party at Le Méridien Start your summer with rooftop views, cocktails paired with lite bites, music, and more at Le Méridien in Downtown. Free with RSVP; VIP tables for four and guaranteed entry are $25. Noon to 9:30pm.
  • Houston Bike & Brew Circuit at Holler Brewing Co. | No Cover – Visit five local breweries including Eureka, Platypus, New Magnolia, and more on a bike ride where stopping by 4 of the 5 breweries will get you a commemorative pint glass. Food and drinks are on you. Noon.
  • Creative’s Market at Axelrad | No Cover – Grab a pint or a cocktail while you shop from local artists, makers and more while enjoying Axelrad’s hammock and beer garden in Midtown. 2pm to 7pm.
  • DJ Dillon Francis at Clé Houston Welcome to the stage electronic musician, record producer, and DJ, Dillon Francis, when he stops through Clé Houston in Midtown to spin for their Summer Sessions Pool Party Series. $45. 2pm to 8pm.
  • Memorial Weekend MusicFest at Numbers Nightclub Party it up with Numbers Nightclub in Montrose, when they host a Memorial Day weekend festival featuring performances by ZombieFace, Witness To The Fallen, 2 Minute Warning and more. $10. 5pm.
  • Vaqueros Cup at Houston Polo Club Watch as two teams compete on the pitch during a world class polo match at the Vaqueros Cup, complete with a player parade, expert announcing, live music, and a champagne divot stomp at halftime. $32.50; $15 for ages 12 and under. Grandstand boxes, which include seating for 2 to 20 guests, range from $79 to $695. 5pm.
  • Memorial Day at Town Green Park in the Woodlands | FREE – Commemorate the ultimate sacrifice of those who lost their lives while serving the United States at this evening event featuring live music, children’s activities, strolling entertainers, and more at Town Green Park in the Woodlands. A dazzling fireworks extravaganza caps off the night. Food and drink will be available for purchase. 5pm to 9pm.
  • The 8th Wonder Comedy Hour at The Secret Group Throw back a pint or two while laughing yourself silly at the 8th Wonder Comedy Hour, featuring draft beers and stand-up comedy hosted by Josh Stokes at the Secret Group in EaDo. $5 to $8. 6pm to 8pm.
  • 8th Annual Memorial Day Sunday Bash at Capitol Bar | No Cover – Party it up on the biggest patio in Midtown this Memorial Day Weekend when Capitol Sundaze presents a fun-filled evening featuring sets from six of Houston’s best DJs, party favors, patriotic hats, hookah, delectable eats like tacos and burgers, VIP bottle service options and more at the 8th annual Memorial Day Sunday Bash. Bottles are $100 before 9pm with a reservation. 7pm to 2am.
  • The Gumbo Jam at Darwin’s Pub | No Cover – Kick back while dining and jamming out to the laid back sounds of Team Horn Section when they take to the stage at Darwin’s Pub for a Louisiana-inspired jam off of Washington Ave. 8pm.
  • Jeezy at Arena Theatre – After dropping The Recession 2 in November 2020, a day after squashing long-held beef with Gucci Mane over Verzuz, Jeezy is back on the road to share tracks from his 12th studio album, as well as popular fan faves. $99 to over $125, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8:30pm.

Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021

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Cody Swann is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston. When he isn't recording or touring the country with his band, Wild Moccasins, he can be found covering live music and arts events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.